ESS PROGRAM—North Coast & Nechako

Burns Lake Bridging to Employment

Job readiness and essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Eight weeks job readiness training
  • Two weeks training in one of three streams: employment, Adult Basic Education or trades and self-employment

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported job placement or job shadowing

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons

 Location(s):

  • Village of Burns Lake
  • Lake Babine Nation
  • Burns Lake Band (also Wet’suwet’en, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee and Cheslatta)

Contact:

Carrier Sekani Family Services or 250-692-1800

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Post-Secondary Readiness & Employment Program (T-PREP)

Job readiness training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Seven weeks job readiness training
  • Five weeks work placement

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Work placement with wage subsidy
  • Support toward completion of Adult Dogwood Certificate

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Terrace

Contact:

Terrace and District Community Services Society, email or 250-635-7995

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Get Youth Working

Provides entry-level job placements for eligible youth in bookkeeping, office support and reception, tourism and construction related occupations

Duration:

  • 3-6 months’ job placement

Services/ Programs:

  • Job placements with wage subsidy
  • Short term certificate training
  • Post-placement support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Bella Bella
  • Fort St. James
  • Hazelton
  • Houston
  • Hagensborg
  • McBride
  • Old Massett
  • Moricetown
  • New Hazelton
  • Port Clements
  • Prince Rupert
  • Queen Charlotte City
  • Skidegate
  • Haida Gwaii
  • South Hazelton
  • Smithers
  • Terrace
  • Valemont
  • Vanderhoof

Contact:

Bowman Employment Services Inc., email or 1-877-866-3100

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Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Program (BEST)

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Indigenous persons, with a focus on youth and persons with disabilities.

Duration:

  • Two weeks entrepreneurial training

Services/ Programs:

  • Entrepreneurial training workshops
  • Personalized, one-on-one service
  • Mentoring
  • Business plan development and funding applications

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Youth and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

 Location(s):

  • Haida Gwaii (Massett, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Prince Rupert)

Contact:

Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship (CCAE) or 250 352-3878

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Construction Trades Worker/Helper and Construction Craft Worker

Essential skills training for unemployed, non- EI participants. Eligible participants transition into employment and apprenticeship as a construction craft worker.

Duration:

  • 14 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Essential skills training
  • Safety certificate training
  • Core construction trades helper labourer training

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Terrace Campus (Kitsumkalum and Kitselas)
  • Masset (Old Massett and Skidegate)
  • Hazelton (Gitxan Nation communities of Kispiox, Glen Vowell, Gitanmaax, Gitsegukala, Gitwangak, Gitanyow and the Wet’suwet’en community of Hagwilget)
  • Smithers (Moricetown)

Contact:

Northwest Community College or email

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Gitxsan and Haida Building a Community Workforce, Intro to Trades and Trades Training Program

Integrated program combining cultural education with essential skills, job readiness and industry trades training laddering essential skills into an introduction to trade.

Duration:

  • 24 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Essential skills training
  • Job readiness training
  • Industry trades training (including program tuition and supports)

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons

Location(s):

  • Hazelton
  • Gitsegukla
  • Gitwangak
  • Masset
  • Skidegate

Contact:

Northwest Community College, email

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Skilled Trades Training

Supportive training and apprenticeship program in piping and other in-demand construction trades for eligible underrepresented groups.

Duration:

  • Three to six month job placement and on the job skills training

Services/Programs:

  • Upgrading
  • Introduction to the construction trade training
  • Foundation or apprenticeship training in piping, welding or other construction trades
  • Essential skills training
  • Job skills training
  • Counseling, mentoring and follow-up support

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Immigrants and/or
  • Women and/or
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive) and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

Location(s):

  • Terrace, Kitimat and surrounding communities

Contact:

UA Piping Industry College of British Columbia (Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board), email or (604/877) 540-1945

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Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)

Provides one-to-one construction employment placement and related supports for eligible participants.

Services/Programs:

  • Job placement and apprenticeship connections
  • Short term certificate training
  • Workplace supports (tools and boots)

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, Non-EI eligible
  • Priority given to those eligible participants who are under-represented in the trades and self-identified as Indigenous persons and/or immigrants and/or women and/or youth (age 15-29)

Location(s):

  • Terrace, Prince Rupert and surrounding communities

Contact:

Skilled Trades Employment Program (B.C. Construction Association), email or 250-614-8903

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Bridging to Trades

Introduces eligible Indigenous persons to trades exploration courses and related essential skills

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Trades exploration
  • Essential skills
  • Employment readiness training
  • Short term industry certificates

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons

Location(s):

  • All regions (mobile training)

Contact:

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or email

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